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Rock On

March 18, 2020

Get ready to jam out with Trolls World Tour. It’s a sequel to the 2016 Trolls movie. The film follows troll friends Poppy and Branch as they make a big discovery: Theirs is not the world’s only troll tribe. Poppy…

Books

Another Look

March 18, 2020

Lois Lowry is one of America’s most celebrated authors. In the course of her career, she’s published more than 30 books. Lowry’s latest is On the Horizon. It’s her first work of poetry. “When I sat down to begin to…

Movies and Television

Build It!

March 11, 2020

Grab your hammer and your imagination and head to Shop Class. The new Disney+ series follows young builders as they compete to become Shop Class Champs. In each episode, teams of two kids team up with a teacher to build…

Books

Mischief Maker

March 11, 2020

In Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet, Omar and his family move to a new place. He must adjust to a new school, new classmates, and a terrible next-door neighbor. He also has to deal with a school bully. To cope,…

Movies and Television

Spellbound

March 4, 2020

In Onward, brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot use magic to try to bring back their dad, who died when they were young. But their first attempt at the spell brings back only half of him—his legs and feet. Perplexed, the…

Books

A New View of the Frontier

March 4, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…

Music and Theater

Coding Heroes

February 19, 2020

Kids’ creations come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. The game was designed by students in Chicago Public Schools. To make it, they had to learn how to code. They also drew their own superheroes. Then they…

Books

Making Breakthroughs

February 19, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…

Books

Legendary Men

February 12, 2020

Vashti Harrison is the author and illustrator of a best-selling book about famous black women. Now, she brings together more than 35 influential men in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. You might have heard of Frederick Douglass. He…

Books

Defining Change

February 11, 2020

In Dictionary for a Better World, words are defined and organized in alphabetical order. But that’s the end of the similarities between this new book and a traditional dictionary. This one’s filled with art, poems, stories, and quotes from famous…